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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Fostering an Equitable and Inclusive Work Culture

At the U.S. Census Bureau, we define equity and inclusion as the consistent and systematic fair, just, and impartial treatment of all individuals, including individuals who belong to underserved communities that have been denied such treatment; and the recognition, appreciation, and use of the talents and skills of employees of all backgrounds. Additionally, we define diversity as identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, cultures, and beliefs of the American people. At the Census Bureau, employees are empowered to fully participate, belong, and contribute.



The Census Bureau’s EEODI Office is dedicated to creating an inclusive and accessible workplace where all employees work without fear of discrimination, harassment or reprisal. They lead civil rights, complaints, and affirmative employment programs; and support a collaborative work environment where employees are valued and treated with dignity and respect.

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The Census Bureau’s Diversity Council is an advisory body to the Census Bureau’s Labor Management Council and the Operating Committee. The Council is comprised of a Senior Executive Chair, and an equal number of management and union employees from across the country. The Council strives to assure that the seven tenets of Diversity-Inclusion, Opportunity, Comprehensiveness, Accessibility, Training, Management, Evaluation and Communication are applied and practiced throughout the Census Bureau.

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Affinity Groups (AGs) are formally recognized, employee - led groups that report to the Diversity Council. They are formed around shared interests, identities, abilities, or career specialties. Affinity groups take an active role in providing feedback on agency policies, procedures and action planning. They also support employee engagement, outreach, retention, and community service initiatives.

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If you are an employee or applicant for employment and believe that you have been subjected to discrimination based on your race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 years of age and over), genetic information (including family medical history), disability (mental or physical), and reprisal, please contact the EEODI Office.

Page Last Revised - November 18, 2022
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